I used that pack a couple days ago and I also have coarse thick hair and stay away from protein. I used a clarifying shampoo (Suave Daily Clarifying, but I like your idea/choice of shampoo better) first and then put in the treatment, left it in several minutes and then did a 20 min. deep conditioning. I might have done it wrong though, but I went with the instructions to use it after a shampoo and the only reason I did the DT was because I was afraid of the protein drying my hair out. Sadly, the treatment did nothing for me but I do hope it works for you! Maybe my mistake was doing the dt or in the shampoo I chose, I don't know.
2(I have no idea what pattern), low porosity, mix of medium and coarse, dense
*Have just discovered the amazingness that is the "Spritz and Condish" routine*
Shampoo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying Conditioner
: GVP CB, Garnier Triple Nutrition
: Whatever conditioner I used + EVOO or Argon oil
: Organix Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Creme, EcoStyler Gel (krystal)
Last edited by txwvy32; 09-26-2012 at 11:36 AM.